Musa, Schlupp face wrath of Ranieri

Nigeria striker Ahmed Musa, and Ghana midfielder-defender Jeffrey Schlupp, both face an uncertain future at English club Leicester City after posting below par performance in their 5:0 UEFA Champions League thumping at FC Porto on Wednesday night.
The defeat, which was the heaviest suffered by an English side in the 61 years of the European Cup, saw Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri deliver a withering assessment of the fringe players he gave a chance to prove themselves.
Leicester were already guaranteed to finish top of the group, and Ranieri saw this as an opportunity to see which of his fringe players could show enough to help the struggling first team. Musa and Schlupp both lasted 45 minutes before they were yanked off with Leicester trailing 3:0.
While Musa was pretty anonymous, Schlupp in some way shared some culpability in the first three goals scored by Porto.
We knew it was a difficult match tonight but I wanted to give a great chance to our players, to show their strength, ability and desire to play in Premier League, but it was too easy for Porto with Leicester tonight, the Italian trainer said.
I am very, very sad. Okay we can lose but not in this way. My players lost a very great chance to show me their best.
I know it is not easy, you do not play and suddenly you play an important match in the Champions League against a great team but you have to do something more.
The former Chelsea boss, who left star players like Algerian duo Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani among at home with an eye on the crunch league game against Manchester City on Saturday, insisted he had no regrets about fielding a weakened team.
I have no regrets because I wanted to give an opportunity to all my players. If I needed to win or draw, I would bring all my first team to fight, but when you know there is another difficult match on Saturday against Man City and you are top of the group, why not give a chance to players who say ‘why do I not play? We are losing in the Premier League, give me a chance.
For this reason, I give me a chance to them. That is it. Then, the result is my fault but they missed a great chance.

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